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Dianetics ad at Hoyts movies

Gnome, Rick Larsen

From: (Rick Larsen)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Australia: Dianetics ad at Hoyts movies
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 00:57:09 GMT
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On 23 Dec 98 11:26:29 GMT, "Gnome" <> wrote:

>The other night I went and saw "Bugs Life" (computer animated insect
>movie, rated G) at a Hoyts cinema in Sydney.  One of the first ads was for
>the Dianetics book - "16,000,000 sold ...," something like "get rid of
>your reactive mind" etc.  No mention of Scientology. ............

"No mention of Scientology" - but I am sure they could present a good
Or maybe not?
At times I wonder whether they are ashamed of their own name.
Why the fear?
Why the hiding?
Some years ago I asked a young Scientologist who was selling copies of
Dianetics at an expo whether it might be more honest if their display
sign also made reference to the CoS.
He replied, "I guess it would be."